Woman Downs Eleven-Pound Burger (S417)
From: agrief on 1/19/2005
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A 100-pound
female college student
is the first to meet the Denny's Beer Barrel Pub challenge:
down the restaurant's six-pound hamburger - and five pounds
of fixins' - within three hours.
|Kate Stelnick, 19, of
Princeton, N.J., made the
five-hour drive with two
friends from The College
of New Jersey on Wednesday,
after they saw pictures of
the monster burger, dubbed
the Ye Old 96er, on the
Internet and on TV's Food
"I just saw it on TV and I really
thought I could do it,"
Stelnick said, after downing the burger in two hours, 54
minutes. Stelnick didn't eat for two days to prepare for
the challenge. "I felt very full, but I was too excited
that I actually ate it to notice," Stelnick said.
|Denny Leigey Jr., the owner of the
bar 35 miles northwest of State
College, had offered a two-pound
burger for years and conceived of
the six-pounder after his daughter
went to college and phoned him about
a bar that sold a four-pounder.
But nobody had finished the big
burger in the three-hour
time limit since it was introduced on Super Bowl Sunday
1998 - not even competitive eater Eric "Badlands" Booker.
The 420-pound Booker - who has eaten such things as 49
glazed doughnuts in eight minutes and two pounds of
chocolate bars in six minutes - tried three times to eat
the burger and finally did on his third effort. But it
took Booker 7 1/2 hours.
The burger takes 45 minutes to
cook, and those who try to
meet the three-hour limit must use no utensils and eat all
of these fixins: one large onion, two whole tomatoes, one
half head of lettuce, 1 1/4 pounds of cheese, top and bottom
buns, and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish,
banana peppers and some pickles.
|Leigey said he was pretty
sure somebody would meet
his burger challenge,
though he didn't have a
petite woman in mind.
"I wouldn't have made it
For her trouble, Stelnick